Early Years – Donaldson Class
In Donaldson Class our teacher is called Mrs Graves, our Nursery Nurse is called Miss McGrath, and we are also helped out by Miss Allen, Mrs Hatchman and Miss Pepechkova.
Our Topic will begin as "All about me" so that we can find out more about each other and about our school. We will talk about our likes and dislikes and who is in our family. We will also find out about our classroom; where things go and how to tidy, we will meet our Year 6 buddies and we will learn all about the rules and routines of the school.
Later in the half-term, we will change our topic to "Transport." Our teachers discovered on our home visits that lots of us are interested in things with wheels. We will be thinking about the summer and how we went on holiday, we will explore cars, trains, boats and even space rockets!
Mrs Graves will be bringing in some old cars for us to look at and we will be thinking about similarities and differences between old and modern cars.
We will also be making our own cars from junk modelling boxes, and making and testing our own boats to see if they will float.
We will also be looking at the story "Whatever Next," acting out the story for ourselves and discussing what we would take in our picnic bag if we took a trip to the moon like Baby Bear.
Important things to remember:
PE will take place on a Friday morning, please ensure your child has their full P.E. kit in school. We do not need trainers in school at this time, as we will begin our P.E. sessions in the indoor hall.
By now you should have received your Curriculum Overview leaflet which outlines the activities that we will be completing this half term. If you have mislaid your copy of this, please speak to a member of the Early Years team.
Your celebrations and festivals...
If you will be taking part in any celebrations or festivals, please let us know, as we would very much like to celebrate these with you. If you would like to come in and talk to the class about your celebration, we would very much welcome you to do so!
Homework, Firm Foundation Packs and Reading
Please Note: Homework, Firm Foundation Packs and reading will begin once the children are fully settled into school.
Firm Foundation packs will be sent home each Friday to be returned to school no later than Wednesday. There is a labelled box for these to be collected into just inside the classroom door. If you have not signed up to receive these packs and would like to, please speak to Mrs Graves or Miss McGrath.
Reading books and phonic packs are changed every Friday, when your child will receive two books to last them for the week. Please ensure that reading books, diaries and phonic packs are kept in your child’s book bag and are brought to school every day. We tend to alternate between reading with all children in class one week, and checking tricky words the next.
Homework is also sent home on a Friday night, and we ask that this is completed by Wednesday at the latest. These sheets help to develop children's phonic, writing and maths skills.
Please click the link below to access the PowerPoint that was shown at our "Meet the teacher" event. This will help to explain what life is like for children in Reception Class.
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